The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 

is a 3-day community of folk music and dance now entering its 34th year in 2022 at a new time and place following 2 years of VIRTUAL and limited hybrid in-person festivals during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This year's fest will be at a reduced capacity with several pandemic precautions still in place but will return to its 3 days of music, community and camping at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen CT on July 29, 30 & 31.

The festival normally has 4 stages: Main, Dance, Family & Workshop. We hope DANCE will return with its usual variety and vigor in 2023. This year, we have Main, Workshop & Family stages planned. The Workshop Stage features different combinations of performers booked on one or more of the other stages sharing sets on a variety of topics. Some performers are booked specifically for one stage but most appear on more than one.  

We  are not accepting FEATURE ARTIST submissions for the 2022 festival but concentrating exclusively on re-booking all the artists planned for 2020 and 2021 who we could not invite.  

Our Friday afternoon GRASSY HILL EMERGING ARTIST SHOWCASE resumes this year and is accepting submissions thru June 1.

Each year 24 artists are selected by a panel of judges for a spot in our Friday afternoon SHOWCASE held on the Main Stage. This is a 2 song or 10 minute spot. The showcase is open to all performers who have not showcased in the last 2 years, open to ALL this year tho and may be limited to 20 spots,  and who will NOT be appearing in any other capacity including sideperson or special guest in the current year. The showcase is an opportunity to be seen and heard in a large amphitheater setting with  hundreds of folk fans, presenters, agents, record labels and media in  attendance. A committee of 3 music professionals review submissions and  makes selections. There is a $20 Showcase application fee.

For more info on FRFF, please check our website at www.FalconRidgeFolk.com







The Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge https://showcasefalconridgefolkfestival.submittable.com/categories/edit/40575#page-basic is open to ALL performers who will not be appearing in any other capacity including sideperson or special guest in the current year. This is a 2 song or 10 minute spot on our Main Stage on Friday afternoon. The festival takes place at the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen CT on July 29, 30 & 31. 

The showcase will begin at NOON on Friday July 29 and run for approximately 4 hours. Major sponsorship is generously provided by Grassy Hill Entertainment. 

NOTE: Between 20-24 artists will be selected this year and current Pandemic Precautions will be followed.   

Selected artists appear in our program book, are assisted by our  excellent stage & sound crew and may have their mailing list and  merchandise available in our sales tent. While there is no compensation for the  showcase, artists receive full admission, on-site camping and meals for  the entire festival plus one guest pass per act. The showcase is not a  contest. However, the audience is surveyed as to which 3 showcase artists they wish to see return to the Most Wanted Song Swap (MWSS) at  FRFF the following year. 3-4 artists are invited to return for a paid feature performance at the next festival.

The showcase and song swap are an opportunity to be seen and heard in a  large
amphitheater setting with hundreds of folk fans, presenters, agents, record labels & media in attendance. A committee of 3 music  professionals review submissions and make selections. The only criteria  are high quality performances of interesting, well-crafted, acoustic-based material. It need not be original.

All applicants will be notified no later than June 15. Details on production, merchandise, camping and arrival will be sent to all selected artists.

Past showcasers include Martin Sexton, Catie Curtis, The Nields, Peter Mulvey, Ellis Paul, Erin McKeown, Lori  McKenna, Pamela Means, Jason Spooner Band, Red Molly, Spuyten Duyvil, We're About 9, Darlingside, Quarterhorse, Bettman & Halpin and The End of America.

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival